Peterborough Labour Party in disarray …….. and it could get worse!

Ahead of the local elections this year, Peterborough’s Labour Party talked about taking control of the Council from the Tories! Since then, there’s been quite a bit happening within the trenches of the Peterborough Labour party! Such as ……….. Just one day after the elections, the Labour candidate, who just missed out on deposing at least ONE Tory councillor from the safest conservative seat in the City, wrote on his blog, that the electoral failure “..lay at the door of the local leadership and specifically at the door of Group Leader Nazim Khan is serious organisational failings.” Citing the “fiasco over Executive Pay, where the Group Leader wasn’t present at the meeting[…]

Labour leader Khan, heavily criticised by West Ward candidate!

Will Cllr Nazim Khan, present Labour Party group leader on Peterborough City Council, now face a leadership challenge? It’s looking likely, after one of their party’s more successful candidates, in this year’s local elections, Darrell Goodliffe, publicly criticised him on his local blog! Mr Goodliffe, who has built up a positive reputation amongst people outside of the Peterborough Labour Party, just missed out on being elected in this year’s local elections, standing in West Ward and receiving 1050 votes. However, posting the next day on his blog, under the header “Labour’s two-steps back….” Mr Goodliffe made the following statements: “Labour as a Party has been content to rest on its laurels and[…]

Pay rise development “…will prove to be entirely cosmetic.”

The latest reports in the local media that claim that the Tory controlled City Council have indicated that the issue of the controversial decision of theirs, to award MASSIVE pay rises to a select few of senior council officers, could be subjected to a review in the near future, has been described by Liberal Democrat group leader Cllr Nick Sandford as “entirely cosmetic.” Nick went on to say, “It will not result in a reduction in anyone’s salary. These salary increases are absolutely appalling in the current economic times.” Listen to Nick’s interview on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire by simply pressing the play button below! listen to ‘Lib Dems WALK-OUT in PAY RISE[…]

Did local LIB DEMS support “massive” pay rises for senior City Council management??? @ClrNickSandford

As reported in the local media, a “…decision to award five-figure salary rises to some of Peterborough City Council’s top earners – as they slash budgets and cut back services – has come under fire.” Speaking to the Telegraph, LIB DEM group Leader on the City Council, Cllr Nick Sandford, said: “I am appalled by this. It sends out completely the wrong message about where the council’s priorities are, as they make cuts to a number of services, and other council employees are only getting a one per cent pay increase.” Listen to Nick Sandford’s interview on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire below! listen to ‘Cllr Nick Sandford talks about Council Officer[…]

Independent Group Leader attempts to separate himself from colleague Cllr Swift’s comments!

It seems that the majority of people in Peterborough are opposed to the Tory controlled City Council’s decision to award significant pay rises to a select few of senior council officers? It also seems that in relation to the issue, there’s now a divide amongst the self titled, Peterborough Independent Forum (PIF) political group on the Council, as their leader, Cllr Harrington, sent out a message to fellow councillors disassociating himself with recent comments made by fellow group member Cllr Swift, during a recent interview on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire. You can listen to the interview below! listen to ‘”We ARE in it altogether!” – Cllr Charles Swift’ on Audioboo After[…]